Harley W. Mitchell, 85, of Marshall, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 1, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Vernon Maxted will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Arrow Rock Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Bethany Baptist Church or Arrow Rock Cemetery.
Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Napton, he was the son of the late Charles A. Mitchell and Rosa Lee Nicely Mitchell. On May 5, 1945, in San Diego, Calif., he married Rita Fern Barker, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County his entire life, living in Marshall since 1992. He had also lived in Arrow Rock prior to moving to a farm north of Saline City in 1957. He attended school in Nelson. He was a retired welder and mechanic and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Marshall. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Additional survivors include two sons, Charles R. "Chuck" Mitchell of Slater and Harley Dale Mitchell of Sherman, Texas; two daughters, Dana G. Brown of Blue Springs and Debra Squires of Scales Mount, Ill.; one brother, James Mitchell of Garland, Texas; one sister, Charlene Townsend of North Kansas City; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol Ann Mitchell; one brother, R.W. Mitchell; and two sisters, Audrey McCorkle and Velma Hicks.